People Like Us is a short graphic novel in development. It was written as a graduate thesis project at the Center for Cartoon Studies under the advisement of Cathy G. Johnson.
People Like us is a 70 page graphic novelette about a romance that blooms at the intersection of depression, trauma and queer identity.
Progress is not currently active, and no publication date is scheduled.
Promotional graphic, sample pages, pencils, and plot summary below.
People Like Us is the story of Axel and George, who meet one night in a flower shop. Despite the chemistry they feel on that night, they don’t see one another again until they move into adjacent apartments eight months later. It’s there that their story truly begins, as they try make a relationship work while unearthing the depth of the issues that kept them apart and threaten to separate them again.